merc7186 (1957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Mildly Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes A Lot of Light, White Head Ring, Decent Lacing
S: Floral, Piney, Mild Malts
T: Piney, Resin, Mild Grapefruit
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Bitter, Dry
Overall, this would be a great IPA but they list it as a DIPA and it kind of lacks from that aspect. Good but not great.
Pyrmir (3196) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint bottle. Golden with which head. Aroma of marmalade, caramel, fruity hops. Taste is sweet, fruity, marmalade more fruit and medium bitterness.
bbbeer (577) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color with small off white head. Aroma hops of the citrus kind with some grainy malt. Medium body, little alcohol of note. Flavor matches aroma with mostly citrus hops and tending toward the dry bitter side. Good.
jb (2145) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose improves as it warms. Started out grainy, boozy, with pine and a touch of citrus. A bit more of a pine / citrus split as it warms. Clear and gold. Hop dominated taste but nice full bodied mouthfeel is the prize here, a bit silky, a bit chewy. Alcohol hidden in taste. Not bad, I was expecting more, but not bad.
Palme (3163) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A 0.5l bottle @ Tribeca Tavern, NYC. A really lovely looking fluffy big white top on this one. Looks like a be from the comics books, and the body is as good as clear and golden in color. Fantastic hoppy and sweet fruity aroma. Really peachy with lots of mango and mango zest. Lots of pine and pine cones also. Smells as archetype-correctt as it should. Lovely. The pine continues in the taste. Lots of it. The mouthfeel heel is to my surprise a bit light, thin oily i guess and the carbonation is quite soft. Lots of sweet sticky malt sweetness with a floral touch in the finish. Quite easy to drink considering the imperialism of it. 14.06.2013
Odysseyalien (41) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very nice double IPA, kind of a variation of a West Coast IPA. I won’t hesitate to put this into my rotation of IPAs and double IPAs going forward with Firestone Walker Double Jack, Sierra Nevada Hoptimum, etc. If you like double IPAs or pale ales, you can’t go wrong here.
SamP01 (539) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden orange with a large lasting off white head with good lacing. Sweet caramel malt, earthy herbal and pine hops along with some mellow citrus notes fill the senses and taste buds. a medium to full body, smooth with moderate carbonation. Has a good caramel malt background with good earthy herbal hops and citrus notes for balance on the end, has bit of a hop kick at the end. A very good, smooth drinking and tasty brew.
Chaneybr (52) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
There was a Captain Lawrence tasting over at Pizza Paradiso in DC a couple of months about and I missed it... Drat! I really wanted to be there because I had never sampled a CL product before. Last week, I was in "Connecticut Ave. Wine, Liquor, & Deli" and found this gem. Funny...I never even knew the area got CL products. Then again, I guess DC can get anything. The bottle looked fresh (no dust, on the front row, etc.), so I grabbed it and here we are:
A: Medium Yellow-orange color, with about 1/2 inch head, which became foamier after subsequent pours. That sucker lingered throughout the session - Yikes!
T: Pretty sweet, which muted some of the grapefruit bitterness. Maybe a little bit of peach? Very flavorful!
M: Coats the mouth pretty heavily, and starts to overstay its welcome a bit towards the end. I kept a glass of water handy.
D: I had no trouble finishing the bottle, although the intense syrupiness was a bit much. But hey....this is a reserve beer with a 9% ABV. What was I expecting?...a Dortmunder?
Overall, a delicious beer session!
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber pour with a big off-white head. Citrus, pine, and a little booze aroma. Super smooth, bitter and clean. Excellent brew.
umich03jm (1769) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle thanks to blklab2007. Bottled 6/12/13. Pours a clear light amber color with a big pillowy head that fades slowly and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is slightly musty hops, lots of oranges, grapefruit, flowers, and pineapple. Taste is fresh juicy hops. Very fruity up front and finishes floral and piney. Moderately sweet with a strong bitterness. Nice malty backbone too. Medium to thick body, oily mouthfeel. Really enjoyed this one.